A pearl of brewing wisdom

2012 provided a record haul for British Olympians, but the summer's poor weather saw the 2013 barley harvest prove somewhat less fruitful. One variety stood out though – a malt fittingly known as Pearl. Perfect for our 2013 Vintage Ale.

Winter wins

2013 was a year that saw winter barleys fare better than spring varieties. Our brewers were particularly impressed by the Pearl malt from grain supplier Muntons – a malt which translated into one of our biggest-palate Vintage Ales to date.

Brewer's notes

The Pearl malt combines with spicy Admiral and fruity Sovereign hops to give the 2013 Vintage Ale a deep, rich palate – overlaid with cinnamon, pineapple and marmalade notes.

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Ale yeast
Malts: Crystal, Pale
Hops: Challenger, Denall, Fuggles, Goldings, Northdown, Organic First Gold, Target

Nutrition (per 100ml)

  Keg/bottle Cask
Energy (Kcal): 84
Energy (KJ): 344.5
Protein (g): 0.64
Carbohydrates (g): 5.51
Bitterness (IBU): 40
ABV: 8.5

Food pairing

The ultimate beer for a decadent dessert.

Golen amber in colour with aromas and flavours of nuts, toffee, caramel and fruit (particularly orange). Its full body will match the dense texture of the pudding with the beers' sweetness complementing the toffee and the overall sweetness in the dessert.

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